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The Shapkins Defender – Losing My Mind

Welcome to The Shapkins Defender, where I inhale your toxic screeds and spit out the fresh oxygen of optimism, like a tree that kind of understands WAR. (Just don’t ask me to explain it.)

Let’s get to it!

“Hey, Shapkins Defender. I notice the Blue Jays won’t be taking any players to arbitration this year. Do you think this represents a philosophical shift or just a reflection of the fact that so much of the roster is pre-arb guys? Thanks!” – Faiq Naym.

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I just realized there’s less than a month until spring training starts! That’s fun!

“Sup, SD? Who is going to provide the catching depth at Buffalo this year? Riley Adams should be there. But since he hasn’t played above AA yet, they should probably get a veteran to join him, right?” – Imagen Nairy.

Just over two months and it’ll be Montreal time! Hell yes!

“Greetings, my good sir! What relievers do you think the Jays will target before the season starts?” – Phick Shunal

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I miss baseball so much.

If you are a pretend person that I made up, send your hot takes, diatribes, harangues, tirades and jeremiads to me at [email protected] or @darraghfilm on Twitter, or just leave a comment below.